User-Centred Social Media

Our group participates in the DFG-funded Research Training Group (Graduate School) “User-Centred Social Media” which aims at developing new models and methods for analyzing, designing and evaluating social media from a user-centred perspective. The main research fields in the RTG are modelling and understanding user behavior, social media engineering, and social media analytics. The program is an interdisciplinary endeavor located in our University department that fully integrates researchers from computer science and psychology. We contribute to the RTG with two PhD topics which lie in the areas of trustworthy recommendations based on social media sources and health-related behavioural interventions.

Modelling and Understanding User Behavior

Social Media Engineering

Contact

Catalin-Mihai Barbu

Researcher

Helma Torkamaan

Researcher

Jürgen Ziegler

Full Professor

Related publications

Co-Staying: A Social Network for Increasing the Trustworthiness of Hotel Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M. and Ziegler, J. (to appear). RecTour ’17: Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism.

Users’ Choices About Hotel Booking: Cues for Personalizing the Presentation of Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M. and Ziegler, J. (to appear). Poster Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems..

User Model Dimensions for Personalizing the Presentation of Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M. and Ziegler, J. (to appear). IntRS ’17: Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems.

Increasing the Trustworthiness of Recommendations by Exploiting Social Media Sources

Barbu, C.-M. (2016). Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 447–450. ACM.

Hybrid affective computing—keyboard, mouse and touch screen: from review to experiment

Bakhtiyari, K., Taghavi, M., and Husain, H. (2015). Neural Computing and Applications, 26(6), 1277–1296.

Fuzzy model of dominance emotions in affective computing

Bakhtiyari, K. and Husain, H. (2014). Neural Computing and Applications, 25(6), 1467–1477.

Implementation of Emotional-Aware Computer Systems Using Typical Input Devices

Bakhtiyari, K., Taghavi, M., and Husain, H. (2014). Implementation of Emotional-Aware Computer Systems Using Typical Input Devices, 364–374. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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